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3 Beauty Subscription Boxes for Brown Girls

Beauty Boxes for Brown Girls

A few weeks ago I got a text from a family member asking my thoughts on a certain super popular beauty subscription box. I gave her my thoughts–and then because I’m a brown beauty advocate and brown girl enthusiast–promptly directed her to the websites of 3 beauty boxes that are owned by brown girls and tailor their products for women of color.

Brown Beauty Boxes_Cocotique11. Cocotique – this beauty subscription box was created for women of color to “simplify the search and discovery process”. Hello! How many times have you bought those must have products just to find out that umm…nah. Not on this melanin. With popular partnerships with some of my favorite brands like Milani, Shea Moisture, Cover FX, and Black Radiance this box is a must have for brown girls. They also have a blog (because you know how I feel about brands and their blogs) featuring brown beauties and bloggers with their Cocobelles and Cocobloggers series. Absolutely love it! There’s still time to get the October box if you subscribe by September 23rd. Don’t miss out!

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2. We Are Onyx – “all in one beauty destination for black women” yaaasss. Their mission is to educate and empower women of color to take charge of their own beauty. This monthly box has featured products from brands like Cantu, CremeofNature and Cargo cosmetics. You can subscribe now to get 5-7 products for black girls every month.

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3. Curlbox Body – When I first found out that my mentor in my head Myleik was expanding her curlBox brand to bath and body products…listen the turn up was so real. I was already getting my life with the curlBox Natural and adding this new box to the mix was just like HERE! Take all my coins! But seriously, I purchased the first curlBox body and was so impressed. From mainstream faves like Carol’s Daughter, to up and coming brands like Harlem Soap (listen to me…the Spearmint and Orange soap…Just go get and thank me later). The last box from June 2015 is still on sale on the curlBox site so if you haven’t grabbed it I would go do that!

What beauty boxes are you subscribed to? Like em, Love em? Let me know!

Stay Blessed Beautiful!

Tyshia_Shante

 

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Best Purple Lipstick Ever: Ruby Kisses Purple Affair

Best Purple Lipstick_Ruby Kisses Purple Affair

Something about purple lipstick just works for me. I’m not even the kind of girl who rocks the brightest or boldest lip colors but you give me any shade of purple, I’m like yaaaasss. I had been wanting to try the Ruby Kisses Matte Lipsticks for awhile so when I finally made way over to the beauty supply and saw Ruby Kisses Purple Affair, I immediately picked it up.

Ruby Kisses Purple Affair

The Ruby Kisses Ultra Matte Super Rich Lipstick is described as:

  • Super Rich, Brilliant And Long Lasting Color,
  • Full Coverage Color Without Leaving Lips Dry,
  • Smooth Application

The color is sooo pretty. It’s a deep blue toned purple (I haven’t been able to do the bright lipstick thing at all this summer) that goes on pretty smoothly. Even though it’s matte it doesn’t feel super dry on your lips especially if you prep beforehand, which is something you should always be doing if you’re wearing a matte lipstick. Nobody has time for dry lips at all.

Ruby Kisses Purple Affair is legit my favorite purple lipstick and it’s under $5! I almost want to cry when I stumble a product so bomb for so little coins. Just winning. You can grab all of the Ruby Kisses Ultra Matte Super Rich lipstick at your local beauty supply or online
. I’m going to wear this until my heart’s content and then I’ll be trying out a few more. Because I mean…y’all know I had to grab more than just one color ;).

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What’s your favorite purple lipstick? Drop me a comment and let me know where to get it! A girl can never have too many!

Stay Blessed Beautiful!

Tyshia_Shante

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Current Drugstore Beauty Favorites

Beauty Favorite_Drugstore Edition

I love Sephora as much as the next girl, really I do. But there are some things that I can get at my local drugstore that are my ride or dies in my makeup collection. You know the products I’m talking about….if you run out it’s like a real problem. There are a few of those things that I’m currently L.O.V.I.N.G so of course I had to share them.

  1. NYC HD Liquid Eyeliner. This is real life the only liquid eyeliner I use. Period. I almost had a whole breakdown when I stopped seeing NYC displays in my local RiteAid (has anyone else noticed that?) I went to three different ones and no NYC. Thankfully it’s still stocked at Target (though a limited product range) and I grabbed like 3 of these in fear I won’t be able to get ahold of them when I need. A girl has to stay stocked.

  2. Black Radiance Baked Blush in Toasted Almond . This was a previous Brown Girl Beauty Pick and it will forever remain one of my favorite summer blushes. It’s a burnt orange color that does a really great job of just warming up my skin. I’ve become a fan of just pairing this with a bronzer and keeping it at that. Foundation has been non existent for me in this Philly heat.

  3. AMBI Complexion Cleansing Bar. I don’t know if my skin just changes in the summer or whether it just outgrew my last cleanser but I was having real problems with my complexion. I guess you could say it was just dull. I remember using this years ago so I picked it up to give it another try and I’m glad I did. My skin is back!

  4. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser. Although most days foundation isn’t even a passing thought on my mind, I always reach for my this pore eraser. Whether I’m wearing foundation or not, this primer will always be part of my daily look. It helps keep my skin matte and smooth. A little goes a long way too!

  5. Essie Nail Polish in Blanc. I’m not a nail polish fanatic but I have finally grew my nails to a respectable length so I have been wearing nail polish again. White manicures and pedicures have always been my favorite. I’ve just always loved the contrast against my brown skin. During the cooler months nude or dark colors are in rotation but as soon as the summer hits white it is. Blanc is the perfect summer white polish for me.

That’s it! These are all my favorites in constant rotation. What are some of your favorite drugstore beauty buys?

Stay blessed beautiful!

Tyshia_Shante

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In My Stash: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream {Copenhagen}

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream_Copenhagen

You have no idea how long I’ve been trying to find this lippie! Since way back when NYX first launched the matte lip creams every time I would hit up my local beauty supply or make a quick trip Ulta it was always sold out. Every single time. But I didn’t give up. I would hopefully peek at a NYX display in any store that had one…you never know right? Well a few weeks back I FINALLY found it and scooped it up with a quickness. My wait is over and well worth it. I love this color!!

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I have a few other colors in the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream line but this is hands down my favorite. With Transylvania being a VERY close second. It looks a lot darker in the tube than I originally expected and if you’re lighter it will definitely pull darker on you, but the deep berry color makes it very wearable for me. I wouldn’t call it a daily wear but it’s a great color to pop on if you want to add some color without being too dark and bold. It wears just like the other soft matte lip creams so make sure you’re lips are prepped and hydrated.

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I don’t know how it is where you are, but if you have as much trouble finding the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen as I did, when you finally come across it GRAB IT! Trust me it’s worth it.

Have you tried this? Do you love it as much as I do?

Stay Blessed Beautiful!

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In My Stash: NYX Intense Butter Gloss {Berry Strudel}

In My Stash_NYX Berry Strudel

Purple lip colors have always been my favorite. You know how there are some colors that just look right? That’s me and purple lipstick. Weird because it isn’t exactly a normal color but who wants to be normal anyway?

I picked up this NYX Intense Butter Gloss during my last Ulta haul and have just now gotten around to wearing it and I’m in LOVE. It’s such a bright vibrant shade and the formula is just love as well. This is the kind of lip product I live for!

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I generally keep my makeup really simple and get creative when it comes to my lips. This shade is the perfect color to spice up my otherwise minimal makeup.

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I’m pretty obsessed with the Intense Butter Gloss line and I’ll definitely be adding a couple more of the more bright shades to my stash this spring. You can grab these at Ulta or NYX.com for about $8.

Stay blessed beautiful!

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Get the Look: Janelle Monae Met Gala 2015

Met Gala 2015_Janelle Monae 1You already know I feel about the brown girls killing the red carpet last night at the Met Gala. And you also already know how I feel about Janelle Monae, who showed up looking gorgeous as usual! Her makeup is always so naturally glam and we don’t even need to discuss how dope her hair is. Always on point. Last night was no different and I have all the deets from her glam team, celebrity makeup artist Jessica Smalls and celebrity hair stylist Caprice Green, on how to get her look!

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Brown Girl Beauty Pick: Ruby Kisses All Over Glow Bronzing Powder

Brown Girl Beauty Pick-Ruby Kisses All Over Glow Bronzing Powder

You ever been in the store wandering an aisle you’re not supposed to be in and end up picking up something you weren’t supposed to get? Oh that’s just me? Well, I’ve been there more times than I care to count but every now and then that thing I end of grabbing all last minute turns out to be A.MAZ.ING. That’s exactly what happened one day in the beauty supply when I grabbed this Ruby Kisses All Over Glow Bronzing Powder in Bronze Glow.

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Beauty Review: NYX Conceal Correct Contour Palette

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It’s been a few weeks since my NYX haul and I’m finally ready to post an official review of the NYX Conceal Correct Contour Palette. Now when I first got this palette and swatched it, I was immediately impressed but in an effort to do the good beauty blogger thing, I waited at least a lil bit before I started raving about it. Welp. I’m still impressed. This palette is loveeee.

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A Perfect Nude Lipstick for Brown Girls: Maybelline Touchable Taupe

Perfect Nude Lipstick for Brown Girls

Finding that perfect nude lipstick is everything. I’m telling you. I have spent so much money on nude lipsticks that just don’t look good on me it’s sad. There definitely is some secret formula to getting that perfect match and while I’m not sure what that universal formula may be just yet, I do think I’ve finally narrowed it down for a brown girl like me. And I’ve found the perfect nude lipstick for my skintone. It’s Maybelline’s Touchable Taupe and it’s amazingggg.

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Beauty Shopping: NYX Haul

NYX Haul

This weather currently taking over my city O_O. Spring where art thou?? I’ve definitely been dealing with the winter blues (and a mild case of PMS…yep…I said it) so in lieu of drinking a bottle of wine I did some retail therapy. Two rounds of beauty shopping is sure to cure even the toughest winter blues right? First up, Ulta for basically every NYX item they had. I kid. I kid. I do wish though.

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8 Black Beauty Brands To Shop

8 Black Beauty Brands To Shop

Black History Month is coming to a close but you guys already know the celebration of brown girls is non stop around here. I did think it would be nice to do something to honor the month here on the blog and since it IS me and y’all already know how I roll, I gathered 8 awesome black beauty brands that you should be shopping now. Some tried and true, some old, some new. All worthy of your coins.

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Beauty Talk: 6 Lip Products You NEED Now!

Beauty Talk: 6 Lip Products You Need Now

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with makeup and buying as much of it as I can is living the dream, but y’all also already know that I’m a mother of three and working to grow my business so my indulgences are few and far between. Besides my ongoing search for the perfect concealer (which has become a thing all it’s own) I LOVE me a good lip product. A fresh face, winged liner, and a fab lip is my unofficial beauty uniform. With all the new Spring collections hitting stores I thought I’d help my fellow “should I buy this lipstick or those uniform pants for my son” beauties and let you know the ultimate 6 lip products you need for this coming season! There’s a mix of high end and drugstore so you can definitely grab the perfect product regardless of your budget.

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Video: Winter 2015 Beauty & Hair Favorites

 

Winter 2015 Favorites

Hey beauties! I’m back on the YouTube wagon and chatting about my current favorites. I don’t wear or try enough products through the month to do a monthly favorites post but I definitely can do a round up each season. Y’all already know I do my brown girl beauty picks when I come across something you NEED and those will most definitely continue. I already have TWO on my list. Hunnyyyy just wait on it!

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Brown Girl Beauty Pick: Black Opal Flawless Concealer

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So…how ’bout that snow?? {Sigh} well the good news is, it’s Wednesday. Which means we’re halfway to the weekend! This month’s brown girl beauty pick is one of my staples.  Black Opal Flawless Concealer…favorite daily concealer. Hands down. For real. For more reasons than one. If you haven’t tried this, after this post, you’re going to need it. Believe me!

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